I accidentally saved some files to the '/' folder, and now I can't remove them, move them, put them in a folder, or generally interact with them. I would like to get rid of them, but my computer says 'Permission Denied' and in the case of one of the files which I used sudo rm on it says it doesn't exist even though I can see it in the GUI. How do I solve this?

  • hmm, that seems to 'delete' it but the physical file in the GUI is still there.
    – NeonCop
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 20:34

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I used sudo su and then used the command line to go and delete everything, and it worked just fine! Hope this helps!

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